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Children’s and Youth Ministry Director – Lansing Grace UMC

Lansing Grace United Methodist Church is seeking a Children’s and Youth Ministry Director


Job Description

The children’s and youth ministry director is responsible to oversee the church’s entire nursery through 12th grade ministry to ensure a smoothly operating, safe and effective program. The director will recruit and train leaders who will touch children’s lives with God’s love.


Job Summary

  • Plan, implement, and evaluate programs for children and youth from nursery through 12th grade
  • Communicate with appropriate people and groups about program activities
  • Be accountable to the Pastor and to the Staff Parish Relations Committee


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee programing, staffing, and budgeting for mid-week and weekend nursery, elementary, and youth ministry
  • Oversee holiday and special programming for nursery-12th grade: VBS, Mission trips, outings, Christmas, Easter, etc.
  • Recruit teachers and volunteers to support nursery-12th grade ministries
  • Oversee the safety of all children and youth during all church sponsored activities
  • Attend appropriate church committees and council meetings
  • Communicate regularly with the representative of the Staff Parish Relations Committee
  • Routinely communicate with the pastor about the nursery-12th grade programs, including but not limited to current and future programs, events, and activities
  • Communicate with the education team, parents, and church body
  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred but not required
  • A background in Christian education or public education is considered desirable but not mandatory
  • Works well with children, youth, and parents/guardians
  • Able to perform above duties and responsibilities


If you are interested in applying or have any questions please email


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